[Air Force Member's Request for Indebtedness Waiver for Erroneous Allowance Payments]

B-271983: Dec 3, 1996

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An Air Force member requested waiver of his debt for erroneous allowance payments he received at the with-dependent rate, since he made good faith efforts to ascertain what allowances he was entitled to and provided support to his wife after their separation. GAO held that the: (1) member's attempts to learn his allowance entitlement occurred prior to the date of his separation agreement and only supported waiver of payments prior to that date; (2) details of the lump-sum support payments made prior to the agreement should have been part of the original record; and (3) member's wife maintained that the monies she received represented proceeds from their joint bank account when they separated and a certificate of deposit established with her money. Accordingly, the request for waiver was partially denied.

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